For Coaches and Athletes of All Levels and Abilities
Coaches of all sports, as well as conditioning and speed coaches are welcome.
The Speed Summit
On January 20-21, The Speed Summit will feature talks by legendary coaches, running, and speed development experts: Loren Seagrave, Tom Tellez, Mike Young, Jay Dicharry, Brad Deweese and Bill Parisi. Speed is a skill which can be taught. How to teach speed is a skill that can be taught as well. To that end we have brought together many of the top speed experts in America and the World to talk about how to make track athletes in particular, and all athletes in general, faster. These experts will lecture and then answer questions, both individually and in a panel question and answer format. Additionally for an additional charge you can choose to dine with one of the these legends and pick their brains in a small group discussion, over lunch and/or dinner. Click here to learn more.
Loren Seagrave is one of the most renowned speed coaches in the world. In 2011 Coach Seagrave became the IMG Academy Director of Speed and Movement. An IAAF Master Level 5 Coach he currently serves as the IAAF Academy Director for Sprints and Hurdles. Seagrave has worked with athletes at every level and perhaps every sport in which foot speed is a factor. His multidisciplinary approach to optimizing performance has earned him worldwide recognition. In the Sport of Track and Field Seagrave has worked with countless Olympic and World Champions.
Tom Tellez served 22 memorable years as the Head Coach at the University of Houston before his retirement in 1998. A member of the U.S. Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Tellez has produced some of the greatest track and field performers in the history of the sport. A list of his accomplished individual athletes might fill a book. To highlight just a few, his former Cougars include nine-time Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis; Olympic 200m Gold Medalist Joe DeLoach; Olympic Silver medalist Kirk Baptiste; Olympic Bronze Medalist Frank Rutherford; and Olympic Gold Medalist, former world record holder in the 100m, and current UH head coach Leroy Burrell.
Mike Young is the owner Human Performance Consulting and its sport science research and training center, Athletic Lab. He is also currently serving as the fitness coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps of the MLS. Mike brings the unique qualities of being a nationally recognized researcher, coach, and educator. Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology, an MS in Coaching Science and a PhD in Biomechanics. Mike is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Level 2 USA Weightlifting Coach, and is one of the only coaches to have achieved a USATF Level 3 recognition in the sprint events. He also has a USATF Level 2 certification in 3 event areas.
Jay Dicharry is Director of Biomechanics, Rebound Physical Therapy, Bend, OR. Originally from New Orleans LA, Jay completed the Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Louisiana State University Medical Center and is a Board- Certified Sports Clinical Specialist. Jay built his international reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia. Through this innovative venture, Jay was able to blend the fields of clinical practice and engineering to better understand and eliminate the cause of overuse injuries in endurance athletes. His unique approach goes outside the traditional model of therapy and aims to correct imbalances before they affect your performance. Jay literally wrote the book on running gait assessments: he is author of "Anatomy for Runners", writes columns for numerous magazines, and has published over a dozen professional journal articles and three book chapters.
Dr. Brad DeWeese is currently serving the United States Olympic Committee as the Head Sport Physiologist at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing the physical preparation of athletes readying themselves for international competition. Over his career, Brad has coached Olympians, World Champions, Olympic Trials Qualifiers, National Champions, All-Americans, and NCAA Championship performers in a variety of sports, including bobsled, skeleton, canoe/ kayak, and track and field. In addition to these sports, he has also worked with athletes from the sports of biathlon, freestyle ski, luge, and karate. In addition to his coaching duties, Brad oversees the athlete-monitoring program and sport science department, which utilizes state of the art technology to determine competitive readiness, individual athlete responses to training, and overtraining prevention. Through this work, he has been able to refine existing thoughts on periodization strategies, speed development practices, weightlifting biomechanics, and talent identification strategies.
In addition to the USATF Level 3 program Bill Parisi will conclude the two days with presentation on motivating your athletes at all levels. Bill started out in 1992 with nothing more than a dream his is All-American track career over, he saw numerous limitations in the way American athletes were training for sport, and he wanted to help remedy the situation. Armed with a motivational speech, some equipment, and a 500 dollar van, Bill drove to high schools in New Jersey looking for coaches and teams that wanted to take advantage of state-of-the-art training techniques. That was the single-handed beginning of what has now become a multi-personal approach to changing the face of American athletics as we know it. That was the birth of the Parisi Speed School. Over 20 years and 75+ Parisi Speed School franchises later, the dream continues to expand. Now with over 600,000 athletes from every level of athletics having experienced the Parisi Speed School, the program has become nationally recognized as the leader in performance enhancement training. In early 2012, there are over 75 Parisi Franchise locations in 27 different states across America.
Join these legends of speed for two knowledge filled motivating day and let them help you become a better coach or athlete.